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Does it work to mail skisw/ bindings in USPS Triangle tube-box?

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Can you fit a pair of skis with bindings into a couple USPS Triangle tube-boxes taped together? Actually, I'm talking about 90's era skis -- not today's wider, shaped skis. These free, strong-shaped boxes are GREAT for shipping XC skis and I'd love to try alpine skis. Don't have skis on hand right now to test. Has any tried this?

post #2 of 5

THey most likely wont fit but one way to find out...  You can also go to your LSS and ask for a box, they always have some. Flip the shop-dude a or a 6 of PBR....

post #3 of 5

Don't know about USPS boxes, but I have regularly used teh Fedex express ones.  (Turn them inside out so you can use Fedex ground or USPS!).  You can actually almost make a rectangular box out of them by being creative

post #4 of 5

The way I've received skis is with a telescoping box, so taping two of the usps boxes would be the same principle.   

As long as you can get them  in the box, and maybe throw in some bubble wrap around anything sharp or pointy, it sounds like acceptable packing.

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It looks like all you can get free from USPS is their Medium Priority Tube, which is a triangle box.

 

I have a pair of 208 90's skis with bindings that it looks Iike I can successfully box up using 2 rows of boxes taped together and maybe 3 or 4 of them end to end. I weighed and measured the result and it's 82"x6"x6" approx., 17 lbs, for about $15 mailed Priority in the Lower 48. Seems good. Any fatal flaw you see?

 

I use this method with XC skis but haven't tried alpine skis/bindings yet.
 

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